stalwart


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stal·wart

 (stôl′wərt)
adj.
1. Loyal and resolute: a stalwart ally; stalwart support.
2. Strong and imposing: a stalwart oak tree.
n.
One who steadfastly supports an organization or cause: party stalwarts.

[Middle English, alteration of stalworth, from Old English stǣlwierthe, serviceable, probably alteration of *statholwierthe, steadfast : stathol, foundation; see staddle + weorth, valuable; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

stal′wart·ly adv.
stal′wart·ness n.

stalwart

(ˈstɔːlwət)
adj
1. strong and sturdy; robust
2. solid, dependable, and courageous: stalwart citizens.
3. resolute and firm
n
a stalwart person, esp a supporter
[Old English stǣlwirthe serviceable, from stǣl, shortened from stathol support + wierthe worth1]
ˈstalwartly adv
ˈstalwartness n

stal•wart

(ˈstɔl wərt)

adj.
1. strongly and stoutly built; sturdy and robust.
2. strong and brave; valiant.
3. firm; steadfast.
n.
4. a physically stalwart person.
5. a steadfast partisan: party stalwarts.
[1325–75; Middle English stalwurthe, Old English stǣlwirthe serviceable]
stal′wart•ly, adv.
stal′wart•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stalwart - a person who is loyal to their allegiance (especially in times of revolt)stalwart - a person who is loyal to their allegiance (especially in times of revolt)
admirer, booster, protagonist, supporter, champion, friend - a person who backs a politician or a team etc.; "all their supporters came out for the game"; "they are friends of the library"
Adj.1.stalwart - having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships; "hardy explorers of northern Canada"; "proud of her tall stalwart son"; "stout seamen"; "sturdy young athletes"
robust - sturdy and strong in form, constitution, or construction; "a robust body"; "a robust perennial"
2.stalwart - dependable; "the stalwart citizens at Lexington"; "a stalwart supporter of the UN"; "stout hearts"
resolute - firm in purpose or belief; characterized by firmness and determination; "stood resolute against the enemy"; "faced with a resolute opposition"; "a resolute and unshakeable faith"
3.stalwart - used especially of persons; "a stalwart knight"; "a stouthearted fellow who had an active career in the army"
brave, courageous - possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching; "Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver but less daring"- Herman Melville; "a frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain"- William Wordsworth; "set a courageous example by leading them safely into and out of enemy-held territory"

stalwart

noun
1. adherent, follower, attendant, groupie (informal), hanger-on (informal) a stalwart of the revered Kurt Edelhagen Orchestra
adjective
1. loyal, faithful, staunch, supporter, fan, strong, firm, true, constant, resolute, dependable, steadfast, true-blue, tried and true a stalwart supporter of the colonial government
2. strong, strapping, robust, athletic, vigorous, rugged, manly, hefty (informal), muscular, sturdy, stout, husky (informal), beefy (informal), lusty, sinewy, brawny I was never in any danger with my stalwart bodyguard around me.
strong feeble, puny, weak, frail, sickly, infirm, namby-pamby, shilpit (Scot.)

stalwart

adjective
Capable of exerting considerable effort or of withstanding considerable stress or hardship:
Translations

stalwart

[ˈstɔːlwət]
A. ADJ [person] (in spirit) → fuerte, robusto; (in build) → fornido, robusto; [supporter, opponent] → leal, fiel; [belief] → empedernido
B. Npartidario/a m/f incondicional

stalwart

[ˈstɔːlwərt] nfidèle partisan(e) m/f

stalwart

adj
(in spirit) → treu, unentwegt; supportertreu, getreu; beliefunerschütterlich
(in build) → kräftig, robust
n (= supporter)(getreuer) Anhänger; the party leader and his stalwartsder Parteichef und seine Getreuen

stalwart

[ˈstɔːlwət]
1. adj (person, in spirit) → prode, coraggioso/a; (party member) → fidato/a; (supporter, opponent) → risoluto/a, deciso/a
References in classic literature ?
They are mostly young, of stalwart frames; fellows who have felled forests, and now seek to drop the axe and snatch the whale-lance.
Among these was the Malay who guarded the girl, but he had not been quick enough to prevent Virginia Maxon recognizing the stalwart figure standing in the bow of the oncoming craft.
To-day the best that a harassed Black Hawk merchant can hope for is to sell provisions and farm machinery and automobiles to the rich farms where that first crop of stalwart Bohemian and Scandinavian girls are now the mistresses.
The apartment and furniture would have been nothing extraordinary as belonging to a homely, northern farmer, with a stubborn countenance, and stalwart limbs set out to advantage in knee- breeches and gaiters.
A moment of silence ensued, and then was heard the rustling of leaves and crackling of twigs like the coming of many men; and forth from the glade burst a score or two of stalwart yeomen, all clad in Lincoln green, like Robin, with good Will Stutely and the widow's three sons at their head.
The next day they made their appearance with all their effects; the man, a stalwart mountaineer, with a peculiarly game look; the woman, a young Blackfoot beauty, arrayed in the trappings and trinketry of a free trapper's bride.
The latter tree it not a little resembles in height, in the wide spread of its stalwart branches, and in its venerable and imposing aspect.
There are stalwart Bedouins of the desert here, and stately Moors proud of a history that goes back to the night of time; and Jews whose fathers fled hither centuries upon centuries ago; and swarthy Riffians from the mountains--born cut-throats--and original, genuine Negroes as black as Moses; and howling dervishes and a hundred breeds of Arabs--all sorts and descriptions of people that are foreign and curious to look upon.
They cooked their meat before they ate it and they shunned many articles of food as unclean that Tarzan had eaten with gusto all his life and so insidious is the virus of hypocrisy that even the stalwart ape-man hesitated to give rein to his natural longings before them.
Trying doors as he went, twirling his club with many intricate and artful movements, turning now and then to cast his watchful eye adown the pacific thoroughfare, the officer, with his stalwart form and slight swagger, made a fine picture of a guardian of the peace.
She found him standing among the stalwart heroes who had followed him from the banks of the Aesopus, so she went close up to him and said, "Brave son of Lycaon, will you do as I tell you?
Lovely girls; bright women, brown-haired, black-haired, and grey; youths; stalwart men and old; gentle born and peasant born; all red wine for La Guillotine, all daily brought into light from the dark cellars of the loathsome prisons, and carried to her through the streets to slake her devouring thirst.